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Raleigh Tanzania is always working to ensure its programmes fit into the bigger picture of global sustainable development. A team of young volunteers based in Matanga has been finding out how our current Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects in Tanzania contribute to the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

July 31, 2018

After spending three weeks in the village of Katurukila, our team of JOA volunteers have now arrived back in Jersey. The team were full of positivity when they returned to our base at Morogoro, having completed an impressive amount of construction and community work. Volunteer Manager Maddy tells us a bit more about the project and the experience of working with the community and Tanzanian volunteers.

July 27, 2018

Our team of volunteers in Katurukila, Kilombero includes people who have traveled from Jersey, having been selected for the community work project by Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), and young volunteers from Tanzania. JOA are one of Raleigh Tanzania's key funding partners for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects.

July 20, 2018

Hassan Kiyungi, Raleigh Alumnus and founder of Menstruation and Entrepreneurship Matters (MEMA) Tanzania discovered the difficulties that girls face during their menstruation cycle whilst on placement with Raleigh Tanzania on a WASH Project in Kanga village, Morogoro in 2017. Now, him together with his team (other Raleigh Alumni) are working together to help Tanzanian girls stay in school.

July 20, 2018

Over the next three months, Raleigh volunteers from Tanzania and overseas will be working on SWASH (School Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) projects in four villages; two in Kilombero District, Morogoro Region and two in Kongwa District, Dodoma Region. Projects in these four villages commenced in January this year, and are set to be completed by September.

July 10, 2018

To continue Raleigh Tanzania's work in Tanzania, a new team of motivated and passionate volunteers has arrived. This new team will be based in Raleigh's main office in Morogoro town, and together will provide operational, logistical and medical support to all the youth volunteers who will soon arrive to contribute to the delivery of Raleigh's long term projects in rural Tanzania.

June 30, 2018

Menstruation is often considered a taboo subject in rural Tanzania. This prevents open discussion about it, even between females. Girls can feel scared and isolated, often fearing they are ill or dying. Outdated myths are common in these communities, like the myth that if girls walk past men whilst menstruating they can get pregnant, or that their menstrual stomach cramps will stop if they get married or pregnant. Young girls hide their periods from male family members and most mothers feel uncomfortable discussing the subject, because of their lack of education on the normality of menstruation.

May 28, 2018

We talked to Dorice about how her ICS Livelihoods team has helped entrepreneurs to gain business skills over the past three months in the rural village of Usengelindete, Iringa region, Tanzania. Whilst supporting community members, Dorice herself has also gained the skills she was looking for to achieve her dream of starting her own business one day. Over the course of her volunteering experience, Dorice has found a way to share her story and find a voice. Disability does not hold Dorice back. In fact, she believes that "disability is not inability. You can do anything." Dorice is becoming an inspiration to many whose lives are impacted by disability in Tanzania.

May 14, 2018

"Not every closed door is locked, just push it."

This quote relates completely to my story. This is because I studied up to Form 6 and had a chance of keeping up my studies in the University of Dodoma but because of my family problems, I didn’t keep up with my studies. Due to that I decided to open the other door. That is why I am now a good entrepreneur and volunteer. I love the way I am.

May 10, 2018